The Jacob Trotter Memorial Scholarship gives a scholarship of $500 to a student on the autism spectrum. It is funded by David and Greta Menke of Bristol, Wisconsin, in memory of their grandson Jacob David Trotter. Jacob Trotter was born June 25, 2001, in Madison, WI, and died unexpectedly at home on September 25, 2014. He was a student at Lodi Middle School in Lodi, WI. He was the light of his parents’ and grandparents’ lives. Jacob was an avid history buff. His favorite topics were Civil War, WWII, European Theater, and WWII Reenactments.
This year the Education Committee successfully applied to the board to award two Jacob Trotter Memorial Scholarships, because there were two such deserving applicants, Benjamin Carter and Sydney Whiting.
Benjamin Carter, of Madison, started his college career at Shepherd’s College in Union Grove this semester, where he is majoring in horticulture. Sydney Whiting, of McFarland, is in her second year at Madison College, pursuing a degree in Liberal Arts. She has been on the Dean’s List twice. Congratulations, Ben and Sydney!